V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016
The Daily Word in Elderly Cheerleaders, Robot Surgeons and Golden Thrones
By Joshua Lee [ Sat Sep 17 2016 10:02 AM ]
Some British surgeons used teensy tiny robots to perform the world's first robotic operation inside the eye.
In August, 1973, Jean Roth sat in front of a building at Southern Illinois University with signs that said, "I must be married by August 15th for inheritance purposes." Ends up the whole thing was a sociology experiment. Aren't they all?
By testing the fossilized skin of a dinosaur, some clever scientists figured out that it used camouflage. (They also proved that the dinosaur was not pooping when it died, as early reports suggested.)
Two Alabama schools went on lockdown after receiving mass-shooting threats from the "Flomo Klowns," a ... clown-themed terrorist group?
Finally! The Guggenheim museum has installed an 18-karat gold toilet created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in one of their bathrooms. By the way. They want visitors to use it.
And finally—because I can't possibly follow this one with anything else—check out the Japan Pom Pom Squad: a Japanese cheerleading troupe that requires members to be over the age of 55.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
The Daily Word in Robots, Cadavers and Cheese
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue May 31 2016 10:57 AM ]
What's with all the barbecues and pool parties? The U.S. has got to adopt some more entertaining traditions, like chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill, perhaps. England is clearly doing it right.
If you're as disturbed by animal cruelty as I am and sick of hearing about it, watch this video instead.
Is this real life or part of a Mary Shelley novel?
Let's set the record straight: The meaning of life is probably not the number 42. This mechanical engineering professor offers an explanation from a purely scientific standpoint.
How's this for an exciting internship?
Barton Elementary School recognizes the importance of art education, and the results are inspiring.
A hug a day keeps the Prozac away.
V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
The Daily Word in Toddler Attorneys, Dogs Against Robots and Bromance For Your Health
By Joshua Lee [ Sun Mar 6 2016 10:17 AM ]
Vantablack is the darkest material ever made; so dark that only 0.036% of light is reflected off of it. It has astronomical and military applications, but artists are pissed that they won't have access to it. Can't please everybody.
Here's a video of a little terrier barking at the Boston Dynamics robot named "Spot." My dog still barks at hot air balloons.
This local biker gang has taken it upon themselves to do whatever they can to stop child abuse. Thanks to their efforts, ABQ kids have a place to go when things are rough at home.
In 1948 a man was shot after an apparently heated psychological discussion (beer was involved). What he said: "You don't even know how to spell psychology." Buddy's answer: "I'll show you!"
In a sworn deposition, longtime immigration judge Jack H. Weil said twice that 3-year-olds can represent themselves in immigration court cases. Why? Lawyers are expensive, bro. d'uh. Do you really want your tax dollars being used to help out lazy, job-stealing toddlers? Didn't think so.
A study is saying that men need "Bromance" to help lower stress levels at the end of the day. From my understanding, this means towel-popping and dick jokes are signs of healthy living. (I told you so.)
The National Fiery Foods & Barbecue show continues today at the Sandia Resort & Casino. Sales of Maalox and milk skyrocket.
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
The Daily Word in Horses, Pipelines and Roboter Kinder
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 7 2015 11:46 AM ]
Horses to be put to pasture instead sent to slaughter.
Udall wants to take the burden of cleaning up mining spills off the tax payers.
Police monitor criticized over reform transparency during community meeting.
Obama passes on Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
Attorney General investigates Exxon Mobil claims about climate research.
V.24 No.38 | 9/17/2015
The Daily Word: The Triumphant Survival of Ink & Paper
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 16 2015 12:36 PM ]
Damn, that’s a sexy treat.
Don’t get “high-jacked.”
In money we trust (people to make art with it)
Space birds eye view.
The Phantom Pain.
The Daily Word in Copwatch & Sex Robots
By Robert Maestas [ Thu Sep 10 2015 1:30 PM ]
A couple 8balls for my sweetie.
V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015
The Daily Word: GIANT FIGHTING F**KING ROBOTS ARE REAL!
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jul 8 2015 2:37 PM ]
I put a spell on you.
back stories make all the difference.
right brain logic.
where the magic happens.
what do you mean all of my arguments are badly framed hypocrisies?
wake up and smell the ashes.
the rite of pluto.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015
The Daily Word: in Tiny Giants
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 24 2015 10:53 AM ]
bro, you got goldfish in my resin, bro! you got resin in my goldfish!
from pulp to paint, the future melts.
I still hate flying.
i get it. the world sucks.
tiny giants made of tinier giants.
insert skynet reference here.
you dance like a windmill.
smart is simple
brevity truly is the soul of wit.
art is simply a projection.
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
The Daily Word: The Great Disconnect or the Virtue of Dullness (hint: there is none)
By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 3 2015 11:22 AM ]
jesus, not another blog post about robots.
can you spot the differences?
in soviet russia, mountain hikes you
dullness does not cost money, but it ain’t free
an answer you’ve always wanted
time is a flat...two dimensional illustration?
V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Wed May 20 2015 1:58 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new record from Thee Oh Sees ... Guitar Hero Live ... and American Idol’s demise.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
The Daily Word in robots, rats and rockstars.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Sep 15 2014 1:21 PM ]
Kanye West stopped his concert because a fan in a wheelchair wouldn’t stand up.
Country crooner Lynn Anderson was arrested after a drunken car smash.
Courtney Love rocks the guitar lamely.
A Samsung robot sentry shoots everyone, period.
Quadrupedal robots frolic gracefully to the tune of a new cheetah algorithm.
An Albuquerque pumpkin heist will likely scar toddlers’ psyches.
A virtual Boobie Squeezing Simulator makes girlfriends obsolete.
Scottish independence might be an actual thing.
A sleeping Brooklyn toddler survived a savage rat attack.
A gravedigger photographed himself with the exhumed remains of his long deceased nephew.
The Bernalilllo County Commission will take legal action against the Secretary of State to ensure key issues (including decriminalization of marijuana possession) will be on the ballot in this November’s election.
It’s State Fair time.
Jose Nino’s baby won’t go to sleep.
Let the shooting competition begin.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
Happy birthday, Tom Hardy.
Today’s Daily Word was made possible with generous link-cullling assistance from Constance Moss, Geoffrey Plant, Janet Miller, Lisa Barrow, Kyle Silfer and Susan Petersen. Thanks, you guys!
V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
Webgame Wednesday. Girls Like Robots: Nerdfest
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Mar 6 2013 3:11 PM ]
Girls like robots. The cool ones, anyway. This fact is proven by the new Adult Swim game Girls Like Robots: Nerdfest. It's really just a mini version of PopCannibal's popular mobile gaming series. But this cute 'n' cartoony puzzle game is worth checking out in any form. Your object is to seat people at various events. You must follow certain rules, however. Girls, for example, like to sit next to robots. They don't like to sit next to nerds. (Sorry, nerds.) Nerds don't like sitting next to other nerds. Figure out the proper seating chart and it's on to the next puzzle. Nerds!
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
The Daily Word in robot bands, poop snakes and forbidden spheres.
By Nick Brown and the Collective [ Tue Jan 15 2013 12:00 PM ]
APD shooting declared justified.
An ambulance fell victim to a woman’s diabolical “ride home” scheme.
Robbers dug a tunnel into a bank, just like in the cartoons.
Finally. A robot band.
Thanks for the help Emily and Millington!
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
The Daily Word in MMA arenas, botox and killer robots.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Nov 20 2012 11:04 AM ]
A Santa Fe jail was a martial arts arena.
The botox poker face.
45% of America wants to skip Christmas.
Kate Moss’ bird tattoos were done by painter Lucien Freud.
PSYOPS mission patches!
Slow motion dancing water drips.
Weird cars of 2012.
Leftover Halloween candy recipes. (At what point does candy become “leftover” candy?)
Rich people amuse themselves with fancy things.
Want to play soccer?
Ban killer robots.
The mystery of the Bloop has been solved.
You can cut a Christmas tree.
Happy birthday Sean Young.
Thanks to Constance Moss, Susan Petersen and Tom Nayder for the help!
V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012
Webgame Wednesday: Broken Robot Love
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Sep 26 2012 12:52 PM ]
Broken Robot Love casts you in the role of, well, a broken robot. You're a small, sad toy that has been cast aside. Your goal is to return to your young owner, a better and stronger plaything. The only thing standing in your way is a backyard maze full of of lava, pirates and other deadly obstacles. Sucks to be you. This puzzle platformer will have you placing blocks and jumping quickly (and I do mean quickly) in order to make your way to the next treacherous level. No dawdling! Get moving!
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